Sunday, September 25, 2011

Apple Muffins

These are simple, wholesome muffins, packed with chunks of fresh apples.  I am a huge fan of muffins, but usually I end up eating them alone.  My husband liked these so much though that I actually had to share the leftovers!  They are good and filling to eat for breakfast with a piece of fruit.  My usual complaint about muffins is that after I eat one, I'm hungry an hour later.  So I consider these quite a success!


Apple Muffins
yields 12 muffins
recipe adapted from The Simple Art of Eating Well


Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour or white whole wheat flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp butter, melted
2 Tbsp canola oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced into 1/3 inch cubes

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degress Fahrenheit, and coat the cups of a muffin pan with cooking spray.
2. Whisk together the whole wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
3.Whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, brown sugar, melted butter, canola oil, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl.
4. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients in the large bowl.  Stir in the wet mix, until well combined.  Do not overmix.
5. Add in the apple chunks, stir until combined.
6. Pour the batter into the muffin cups, until each is 3/4 full.
7. Bake for 22 - 25 minutes, until golden brown and a wooden skewer inserted to the center of a muffin come out dry.

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful muffins! Great for every day.

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  2. Ooh they look lovely!
    Love the idea of wholeweat flour and the big chunks of apple.

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  3. Your muffins are perfection...would love one with my cup of coffee right now. Apple muffins sound like the quintessential introduction to the beginning of fall. Have a happy Sunday.

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  4. These were some of the best muffins I have ever had!

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  5. I also hate when muffins don't keep you full. These sounds perfect for the season AND satisfying. Win WIN!

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  6. These look yummy!

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  7. Delicious looking muffins! I love apple breads and desserts.

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  8. You sound like me - I love all kinds of baked sweets/pastries and I'm too scare to become a baker. I know I will eat them alone...especially if I bake when kids are not around! Very dangerous and your apple muffins do look dangerously delicious.... ;-)

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  9. I need some apple baked goods in my life...fall has me craving them intensely! These look great!

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  10. These look really yummy! I agree, my one complaint about muffins is that they leave me hungry, but with the WW these might fill you up more. I love apple and this would be a great treat for the kids lunches.

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